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January 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(1):56. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370250069007

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In The Journal of the American Medical Association of Nov. 20, 1926, there is a comprehensive paper on blepharochalasis by Dr. William L. Benedict. The condition is a dermatosis of the lids, but it is not included in dermatologic literature. The chief purpose of this note is to call attention to it. A detailed description of the condition will be found in Benedict's article. It is essentially a condition that begins as an edema of the lids, not involving other parts of the face, which may remain as such, but which usually results in atrophy of the involved skin. Except for the subsequent atrophy and its confinement to the lids, it strikingly suggests, clinically, the condition on the face originally described by Jonathan Hutchinson as solid edema of the face.

The resemblance to solid edema is so close that a letter was written to Dr. Benedict calling his attention to

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